2020 Book Review: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions by Thomas William Doane

This is not a unique type of book to me. I have read other books of comparison of Christianity and other religious books, for example, Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings by Marcus Borg. A book that put toward the reader the sayings of both teachers and let you see for yourself how closely they were in what they taught. After this book, I wanted to try similar books, and that is when I came across this one. It took comparing teachings and stories to a deeper level.

The subject of this review goes deeper. For some, I’ve come across that have also read it their takeaways have all been different. Some have used this to ‘prove’ their doubt in one religion as ‘fake’ and for some a confirmation that the stories they grew up with are universal. For me, this is an interesting reference of how information can spread, neither denying nor confirming anything for me on a spiritual level.

This is an excellent book and delivers on the title thoroughly and consistently throughout. This is a heavily sourced book to back up the claims within its pages, giving the reader the chance to look even deeper when or if they want to for everything. A touch I love. These sorts of things really feed the researcher within. The author really went through the gamut to produce wonderful work.

I have to give a fair warning to anyone thinking of buying this book. Because of its original publication date, you must understand the writing style is dated. If you’re easily offended, this may not be the book for you.


This review is a part of my 2020 yearlong self-challenge to read and review. I have reread some books for the purpose of reviewing them on my website, whereas I have read others for the first time. Check out Book Reviews and Recommendations to find other book reviews, book recommendations, and more information about the books I’m reading, have read, or are sharing.

Have you read this book? What were your thoughts? Do you agree with me? Do you disagree? Let’s have a conversation about it.


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